So how bad really, is the content in GTA3?

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  1. jeff lam

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    I hear so much about this game and how it is very mature, but I haven't played it or even seen it played by anyone else. Can someone please explain a little bit on what type of content is in the game that is not appropriate?
     
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    Basically you work for the mob, and go around killing people for money.

    You can steal any car running around the city, which means you run up beside a car that isn't moving (or moving slowly), pull the driver out and get in.

    You can then run over people in the car.

    You can use any of your weapons to beat and kill any of the people walking around. You can then take any money or weapons that they drop.

    If you get a flame thrower you can get whole groups of people on fire.

    You can get a hooker to join you in your car, take em somewhere, watch the car shake, let her get out, run over her and take your money back. That's really about the worst of it.

    There's a little blood when you shoot people, and in the PC version, their limbs/head come off, but it's not terribly graphic.

    Really, a good chunk of the game is stealing cars and driving someplace.
     
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    It's the most morally repulsive game I've ever played...and I like it!!![​IMG] Seriously though, stealing someone's car, then running them over and having their blood leave skid marks on the road isn't exactly fun for the whole family.
     
  4. jeff lam

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    What about strong language? Any? The violence isn't as much my concern.
     
  5. Morgan Jolley

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    You really can't get away with much dirty word usage. I haven't played all of GTA3, but I imagine its no worse than what you can get on network TV (which includes the "s" word).
     
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    I don't recall any bad language, but I'm sure it's there. Certainly not a ton of it.
     
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    There is a little foul language in the game. When you walk by someone sometimes they will say something. It's more of a background thing so I wouldn't worry too much about it.
    -Andre F
     
  8. Larry Seno Jr.

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    I dont think this game is that bad at all. I mean how bad has society gotten when people think GTA3 is worse than soldier of fortune?
     
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    Yeah... in Soldier of Fortune, you can make people's intestines fall out... eww [​IMG]
    But really, I wouldn't let ANYONE under 12 play GTA3... they can't really comprehend most of what is going on (hookers and all... that comes at about 13 [​IMG] ).
    The worst reference I have heard in the game:
    "OOOOO.... you have a massager"
    "That's not a massager"
    [​IMG]
     
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    They drop a few F-bombs in the cut scenes I think.
     
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    Someone on the street called me a douche bag.
     
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    ^It's usually an old lady that says that to me.

    I believe there's a code for the PS2 version that increases violence to the level of blowing off various limbs and whatnot.

    I'd say SoF is a lot worse than this game. GTA 3 is kind of violent but it's still has a sort of cartoony feel to it with characters that are really just stereotypes. It's good fun. One of my favorite games so far!
     
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    Chris-

    What if the military mission was raping and killing children? It all depends for me. Does ANYONE ever pay attention to the back story in games? I dont. I thought the character in SOF was just a maniac. I never watch the cutscenes in GTA3.
     
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    Are there any donkey punches in the game?
     
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    As far as I remember, you CANNOT punch any donkeys. In fact I didn't see any donkeys in the game at all. Hope that answers your question.
     
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    Don't forget that apart from the fact that the main missions consist of having to steal cars and kill rival criminals while escaping the police (which is usually most simply achieved in the very short term by killing or incapacitating them) the game only allows you to do these things. I've no interest in pretending to pick up prostitutes (and the health bonus that gives you can also be achieved by finding health powerups), and the money you can get from mugging pedestrians isn't really enough for me to bother getting the police attention, so for the most part its not really any worse than playing a game of Crazy Taxi where (1) you steal the taxi, and (2) the pedestrians aren't as good at diving out of the way, so you have to be more careful. Given that Crazy Taxi doesn't do car damage you're being more careful than you would anyway, and its not a problem.

    GTA3, even more so than its predecessors (where there the Crazy Taxi, Fire Truck, Ambulance and Vigilante missions didn't exist) is like a big toy city to play in. The fact that you can commit various heinous crimes is true, but with the three exceptions of Grand Theft Auto (obviously), resisting arrest and the killing of various other criminals you can get on pretty well in the game without them.
     
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    My friend said on the ps2 version you can take people out by kicking them in the crotch! Hilarious.


    Jeff
     
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    From all your descriptions it doesn't seem too bad, no worse than a PG-13 movie. Makes me wonder why everyone says it is VERY mature.
     

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